Clare Fischer

Clare Fischer (October 22, 1928 – January 26, 2012) was an American keyboardist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. After graduating from Michigan State University, he became the pianist and arranger for the vocal group The Hi-Lo’s in the late 1950s. Fischer went on to work with Dizzy Gillespie and Donald Byrd, and became known for his Latin and bossa nova recordings in the 1960s. He composed the jazz standard, "Pensativa". Fischer was nominated for eleven Grammy Awards, winning two for his albums, Clare Fischer and Salsa Picante Present 2+2 (1981) and Free Fall (1986), where he merged Latin and vocal music. Fischer also became an in-demand arranger for pop albums, working with (primarily) Rufus featuring Chaka Kahn, Prince, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Robert Palmer, and many others.

Read more about Clare FischerEarly Life and Education, Early Career As A Leader, Salsa Picante Years, Later Years: Jazz Inspiration and Pop Arranger, Death

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